Asset Servicing Leadership Series
What ESG means for funds
22 June 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM HKT
Exclusive sponsor
Deutsche Bank

Part 1 of a 3-part series

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is transitioning into a mainstream investing strategy. Covid-19 has strengthened the case for ESG with sustainability-themed funds outperforming peers in the market. As ESG becomes an imperative, new investment approaches and operational processes are emerging.

More ESG funds are being launched across Asia to meet growing investor demand. At the same time, there is increased scrutiny of how asset managers are integrating ESG criteria into their investment portfolios as investors look beyond cursory asset allocation and negative screening strategies. Data is an ongoing issue, which is further complicated by the lack of data standards. Measuring the impact of each ESG component is a challenge, particularly when it comes to non-financial ESG issues. All this adds more strain to the already difficult process of sustainability reporting. Investors and regulators are looking into how assets are managed and if they are indeed meeting the ESG targets reflected in their reports.

Amidst these challenges, asset service providers are well positioned to support investors as they work to meet their sustainability goals. Big data and artificial intelligence could provide innovative ways to translate and make better use of ESG data. Third-party reporting could also increase transparency and boost the credibility of an ESG fund. In the post-trade space, custodians can help asset managers in terms of monitoring compliance to ESG metrics

The Asset Events+, in association with Deutsche Bank, is pleased to be hosting this exclusive webinar to discuss how asset managers and banks could work together to navigate the evolving landscape of ESG funds.

Panelists
David Smith
David Smith
senior investment director, Asian equities
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Jodie Tapscott
Jodie Tapscott
director of strategy for responsible investing
AllianceBernstein
Nina Hodzic
Nina Hodzic
head of sustainable investment office
Allianz Global Investors
Eric Bramoulle
Eric Bramoulle
CEO South Asia
Amundi
Kamran Khan
Kamran Khan
managing director, head of ESG, Asia Pacific
Deutsche Bank
Jenn Hui Tan
Jenn Hui Tan
global head of stewardship and sustainable investing
Fidelity International
Satoshi Ikeda
Satoshi Ikeda
chief sustainable finance officer
Financial Services Agency, Japan
Moderator
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
editor-in-chief
The Asset
Agenda
22 June 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM HKT
3:50 PM HKT
Access to webinar opens
4:00 PM HKT
Exclusive discussion
  • How do investors integrate ESG principles into their investment strategy and portfolio management?
  • What global ESG regulations are being launched and how will these impact funds, particularly those in Asia?
  • How can asset service providers help investors in sustainability reporting?
  • What challenges do investors face in terms of ESG data and how can banks help them?
  • How can artificial intelligence help investors measure ESG impact?
  • How should investors approach ESG compliance in the post-trade space?
5:20 PM HKT
Q&A
5:30 PM HKT
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